The UK is experiencing an unusually long winter with some of the coldest temperatures on record for March and April.
Some scientists believe that rapid melting of Arctic ice - it shrank to its smallest area on record in September 2012 - may be altering our weather system.
ITV News' Science Editor Lawrence McGinty has travelled to a remote research station close to the North Pole to observe how the Arctic is changing and how this could affect us.
Here is the first in a series of special reports:
How do scientists survive -30 degrees temperatures at Barneo, the temporary camp set up on floating ice near the North Pole?
Arctic glaciers are melting faster than expected fuelling a rise in sea levels, which experts believe could cost the UK billions of pounds.
As new figures show the record cold weather is persisting into April, the Met Office says it will investigate if Arctic melting is to blame.